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Rustic Plum, Ginger and Almond Tart for BSI

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When I saw these 3 types of beautiful plums at the market this week, I secretly sent a little wish to the foodie-fairies for this week's Blogger Secret Ingredient to be PLUMS...and it came true!!! This weeks BSI host is LK from Healthy Delicious (did you read my mind LK?). I didn't write down the names because I just knew I'd remember them...guess what? I don't remember them. Typical! They were something like...Red Star, Purple Moon, Yellow Rain...I don't know...they were dreamy, though! A quick side note...have you ever seen or taken a photo of food that you just know should be featured somewhere? Showcased? Seen? Well, Laura from Hey What's for Dinner Mom? has a new event over at her place for just this reason! It's called Best Foodie Foto...simple as that. Send her a picture (or 2 or 3) from your posts for the week...it's a weekly roundup...with a link to the post it was in and she will post a roundup. Get your readers to vote or leave it all to chance and you could win a prize. Cool, right? Right! So, just click on the name of the event above to find out the more detailed rules and start photographing your food...or keep photographing your food! You may be too late to enter this week...hmmmm, perhaps I subconsciously waited to tell you about it until last minute so that I would have a better chance this week... so if you just happen to be visiting her site sometime between mid-Sunday & mid-Monday and you didn't get a chance to enter a photo... I'll have a few on there (hint, hint)... but seriously, vote for somebody because don't we all like to win prizes? Back to Blogger Secret Ingredient: Plums! I knew I wanted to make a dessert, so I went for a "rustic" tart. I was feeling a bit lazy. I did not want to make a crust (I know, it's not hard and usually I like making it from scratch, but...) so I decided to use a sheet of puff pastry that I had in the freezer instead. Rustic Plum, Ginger & Almond Tart by girlichef 1 sheet Puff Pastry flour for rolling 8 plums, any variety 1/2" pc. of ginger, minced zest of 1 orange 1 Tbs. cornstarch freshly grated nutmeg- to your taste 1/2 - 3/4 c. raw sugar (depends on the tartness of your plums) + more for sprinkling ~1/3 c. almond paste 1 Tbs. chilled butter, cut into small pcs. for egg wash: 1 egg splash of cream or milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees f. Cut plums into 1/8's. Add ginger, oj zest, nutmeg, cornstarch and sugar. Toss well to combine. Let sit ~15-20 minutes. Sprinkle your work surface with some flour and roll out your puff pastry dough to ~14". It doesn't have to be circular...I'm going for rustic. But it can be if you wish. Transfer to baking stone (or inverted cookie sheet). Roll out almond paste until thin and ~12". Place in center of rolled dough. Mound your plum filling on top of the rolled almond paste. Fold edges roughly over the topping, leaving the center exposed. Dot fruit with butter. Combine egg wash ingredients and brush over crust. Sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake for ~35 minutes or until crust is golden and fruit filling is bubbly. You probably want to line the bottom of the oven with foil...some of my filling seeped through...or alternately, bake it in a pie plate if you wish. Serve alone or with ice cream! Don't forget to head over to Healthy Delicious to what other delicious PLUM recipes everybody came up with! And send your "best food fotos" over to Hey What's for Dinner Mom? while you're at it! Plum and Almond Tart on Foodista

37 comments

  1. Plums on our local trees should be ripening in the next month or so. They're not my fave fruit but I do make a pretty nice plum cake if coerced!

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  2. this is wonderful what a great tart talented girlie!!

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  3. Awesome lookin' tart!!! I'd love come of that right now. =) All this plum talk has got me craving for some.

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  4. Oh delish! I absolutely LOVE plums and their crimson flesh.

    This tart looks amazing- great job! Did you save me a piece?

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  5. I love plums so much yet for some reason rarely do anything with them but eat them fresh. A tart would be divine! Nice one!

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  6. Holy Cow!! that looks incredible! yum yum yum. I wish I had picked up more plums today while I was at the market. (kicks herself in the ass). maybe I could substitute all the blueberries I bought instead cuz they were on sale.

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  7. You can cook and bake so many different kinds of food and sweets!
    I love that final baked tart...golden, crispy and very inviting!
    Angie's Recipes

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  8. What a beautiful tart! Ya got my vote!;0)

    The food photo entry sounds fun. I'll go check it out!

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  9. If this tart could smile on me.......

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  10. love this plum tart.. you've got talent girl :)
    cheers

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  11. Whoa...seriously good stuff here!

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  12. That's so lovely and delicious. I didn't have time to make any dessert, so I could a nice big piece of this with icecream of course.

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  13. Tarts are a good time. Looks fantastic!

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  14. Wow this is one gorgeous tart! I love the rustic crust and I'm nuts about plums. Geez, I have to get my act together and start baking again! Good to see you, too, girlchef. I've been away too long!

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  15. How scrumptious this is with the ginger and nutmeg! And puff pastry - you can't go wrong!

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  16. Looks perfectly delicious! Love all those beautiful plum varieties!

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  17. How rustic! I bet this tart tastes amazing. Great use of the BSI:)

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  18. I've been visiting family so I can't get at any farm fresh plums now. The tart makes me want to get plums right now!

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  19. Yummm.... I love plums and know I will love this!

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  20. Gorgeous! I made a cherry & almond tart yesterday in very much the same way. But while I was eating it I kept thinking I should have had some orange zest in it!

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  21. What a beautiful thing you have created, and yummy!

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  22. Oh my, does this look good. I'll bet the almond paste in it is especially tasty.

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  23. Absolutely great looking tart! If I have some outstanding picture I will send them over - thanks for the heads up. If not, I will vote for you! Beautiful plum shots. I've been technically challenged lately. Working back now.

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  24. This looks amazing--I have not made a tart in ages and need to try this one for sure. So glad the food fairy made your wish come true.

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  25. oh my gosh - that looks amazing!!! i could eat the whole thing!

    i hope you're doing well! i know i haven't been around in awhile. hope the summer is treating you well :)

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  26. I love the use of puff pastry instead of crust. I bet it really sopped up the plummy juices.

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  27. Holey-moley is that a gorgeous dessert. I am looking to cook more with plums. Trouble is - when they're ripe and perfect - we eat them before you can say "skeedaddle" ((or something). Photos are gorgeous. I wish I had the knack! Grand summer dessert.

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  28. How gorgeous! It looks so juicy and mouthwatering--a great entry!

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  29. Gorgeous tart Heather. The variety of plums is delicious.
    Sam

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  30. What a gorgeous tart! I love all the different kinds of plums you used and the almond paste sounds fantastic in it!

    Congrats on your awards too :)

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  31. I like rustic. Rustic is manageable for me. From now on when I am too lazy to make a pie topping I will just give everyone a really snooty, superior look and inform them that it's rustic. The different plums sound so tasty - I want to try them all!

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  32. I love the combination of flavors of this tart! ginger, orange, almond, nutmeg.. MmM

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  33. oh that is simply gorgeous and well, dreamy

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  34. Ya know, I don't think I have ever baked with plums. I will have to change that very soon cause this looks absolutely delicious...!!!

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  35. You know, I've never ever tried a plum!

    That looks delish!!! Might be just what I need!

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  36. So beautiful, those little gems. They just beg for attention, don't they?

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  37. It would only be proper to eat this kind of tart with ice cream!

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